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Born from elements of a musical family tree that spans many styles and many miles, THREE TO ONE began rehearsals in the Winter of 2010 with the idea of picking up a few gigs around the Midwest, maybe some clubs, maybe some black-tie jazz gigs, whatever. Then something special happened. It was a sound; hard to describe, but easy to dig. A sound that can change as quick as a cat, yet somehow remain very special and identifiable.
2011 came and went, and with it the dozens of gigs that helped to forge the core of the band’s sound, sending THREE TO ONE into 2012 with momentum, direction, and invaluable stage time doing everything from backing up solo artists and vocal groups to instrumental jazz for black tie events to full-blown rock festival shows.
A commitment to let the band develop organically has produced great results so far.THREE TO ONE often collaborates with local and regional artists for special shows, all the while building a maintaining an impressive list of venues, clients, and accomplishments. Equally at home doing acoustic shows at local wineries, hot sets at clubs and festivals, or intimate house concerts, THREE TO ONE want to extend an open invitation to everyone – young or old, no matter what music you love, rich or poor, dog or cat; to join us on the journey.
THREE TO ONE Members Include:
> Tom Kiefaber (Guitar, vocals and percussion) - Tom broke into the Indy music scene in the 90's. Working with such bands as The Blues Crew, Spunj, and Fancy Lizards. More recently, Tom has been involved with the Front Porch Swingers, a band which features his vocal, lead guitar and slide abilities. Tom comes from a musical family, his father played bass with Dickey Betts in "The Jokers." At only 4 years old, Tom saw his first rock show, backstage at an Allman Brothers concert. Never looking back, Tom has become an imaginative master guitar player. He has jammed with some of the best, including Dickey Betts, Warren Haynes & many others.
>Randy "Ranch" Wuertz (Bass, backing vocals and percussion) - Ranch, a veteran performer of over 30 years, has entertained audiences across the midwest, performing rock, country, gospel, bluegrass, and everything in between. Ranch has played bass with several local bands throughout his career, and has lent his talents to a long list of recording projects from rockers like The Dean Cline Band to acoustic folk-rocker Brent Bennett.
> Joe O'Connell (Drums and percussion) studied percussion with Dr. Erwin Mueller at Ball State University. An accomplished and versatile drummer and percussionist, he has played many styles of music professionally for over 30 years - Rock to Classical, West African to Jazz, and everything in between. Joe was a member of the legendary Indianapolis band "The Spirtles." Joe is also a member of the world-class percussion group, Clang!
Additional Members on Occasion:
> John Byrne (Pedal Steel, Guitars and Vocals) - Mere Mortals, Rain Chorus & Danny Flannigan
> Kevin Anker (Keyboards) - Fabulous Thunderbirds, Delbert Mclinton & Tad Robinson
> Michael Beck (Percussion) - Happy The Man, Dog Talk
> Brian E Paulson (Keyboards) - Hugo Smooth
> Jim Curry (Harmonica & vocals) - Hazlewood String Band, Hot Jimmy & the Charred Remains